Flowers have been used in cooking since the times of the ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans. Petals are used in many traditional cooking cultures such as in Indian cooking. Our earliest ancestors probably knew which flowers to avoid and which were a nutritious snack.
Flowers are more than just decoration. Read on to learn the health and well-being benefits of flowers, especially for women.
- Help with Sleeping
Sleep is vital. It’s needed to maintain health and well-being. If you are ever deprived of sleep you know how quickly it can affect your ability to function and your mood.
If you are in a caring role either for elders or children, you may find that your sleep is disrupted. You have to get your sleep when you can so you need something mild to help bring on the drowsiness.
There are flowers that help you sleep. Lavender has a calming aroma as well as a mild sedative effect. Scientific experiments show that exposure to lavender oil at night results in greater vigor in the morning.
You may find chamomile tea to be a gentle pre-sleep drink. Dry the flowers and steep them in boiling water. You can also use the flowers in your bedroom to calm your mind and promote restful sleep.
- Improve Your Mood
Your state of mind and physical well-being are closely related. A change in one can affect the other and vice-versa. Plants and flowers can boost your mood and so improve your overall well-being.
Even the sight of roses in a work environment is proven to have a physiological and psychological effect. The resulting feelings of comfort are conducive to a happy office workforce. Who’d have thought that there was a scientific principle behind receiving a bouquet of roses from a loved one?
- Brain Booster
Plants oxygenate the air and so help maintain a healthy environment. Your brain needs a plentiful supply of oxygen in order to function effectively. Choosing a large arrangement of flowers with plenty of green oxygenating leaf will contribute to maintaining the quality of the air in your home or office.
Boosting your brain effectiveness means improvement across all brain activity. Memory, creativity, and productivity can all be enhanced by the administering of some floral therapy.
- Keep Microbes at Bay
Several flowers can provide some protection for harmful microbes. These microbes can produce infections and skin complaints as well as arthritis and more. Plants may filter the air of toxins, as well as maintain a humid atmosphere.
Creating a slightly humid atmosphere keeps irritating dust down. If you can keep your flowering plants alive they will help you live better. Regular watering and occasional spraying with water will help achieve this.
Pansies are an edible flower with anti-microbial properties. They add both color and health benefits to a delicious salad. Take a few flowers and scatter them on a green salad for a healthful and striking presentation.
- Improved Digestion
Most people would benefit by adding more fruit and vegetables to their diet. If you are a busy woman you may find that you don’t have the best of diets. Have you considered one way of improving your diet is to add flowers to it?
Many herbs and their flowers provide benefits for the digestion. If you have mild symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, try some fresh mint flowers and leaves. They are a refreshing addition to salads, sauces, and fresh fruit dishes.
Mint aids digestion and can also be made into a delicious light tea. The delicate flowers can be a pretty garnish as well as soothe your stomach.
The Benefits of Flowers
A bunch of flowers or a bouquet can bring a smile to your face. It can lift your spirits and your well-being too. Take time to learn more about the benefits of flowers.
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